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What are Buckyball magnets?

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Buckyballs are magic magnets that assume various shapes. The magnets are available in spherical shapes, and they serve as stress relief relievers and educational toys. A typical set of Buckyballs comes enclosed in a transparent case and contains 216 powerful magnets that resemble ball bearings.

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In contrast to other magnets that are made of an iron alloy, Buckyballs are made of a rare metal known as the neodymium. The attraction between the spherical balls makes them stick together.

With a set of two or three Buckyballs, one can make incredible shapes. The magnets, however, face controversies due to potential health risks they present to children.

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